Fancher, Paul

FANCHER, Paul Buford

The family of Paul Buford Fancher will be honoring his lifetime this week. Paul would have celebrated his 91st birthday on June 15, 2021. He died on March 8, 2021 and joined Frances Jenkins Fancher, his spouse of 67 many years in their heavenly house.

Paul used his early a long time in Chattanooga, TN. He attended colleges at TN Wesleyan, TN Tech and the University of TN. He experienced 11 years in the navy which started when he joined the TN Nationwide Guard as a teenager and was later commissioned into the US Army Signal Corps.

Even though on active duty in Sokcho, Korea in 1953-54, Paul took numerous slides of local scenes. During a 1999 take a look at, the metropolis of Sokcho learned of his rare pictures, and in 2010 Paul was invited again to open up an exhibition of his images at the Museum. He was celebrated as an Honorary Citizen for his selection.

Paul was used for 35 a long time with “the telephone corporation”, doing work in Knoxville, Orlando, New York, New Jersey and retiring from BellSouth in Atlanta.

Paul was a lifelong scouter of 57 a long time, serving as Scoutmaster and grownup chief for Boy Scout Troop 268 at Chamblee Initial United Methodist Church for most of those people yrs and later NE Atlanta District Chairman. He was awarded The Silver Beaver Award in 1984, Scouting’s optimum honor for assistance to youth.

Paul enjoyed a genealogy passion for 50 a long time and became the Fancher Household Skilled in the U.S. He posted books on the Fancher Household, and still left a significant assortment of household information to the New England Historic Genealogical Culture and the LDS Church.

A powerful and loving patriarch, an upstanding citizen, loyal friend, passionate genealogist, very pleased patriot and focused boy scout chief, Paul’s legacy lives on in the lots of lives he has touched.

Paul was born in Nashville, TN, the son of the late Roy Schley Fancher and the late Audrey Brown Fancher.

Paul leaves his legacy to the treatment of his significant grateful household. Young children: Paul B. Fancher, Jr. (Barbara), Susan F. Meek (Dennis), Michael R. Fancher (Sandra), Karen F. Gordon (Will), Daniel L. Fancher (Lori) and “adopted son” Ron Barnes. Grandchildren: infant Shannon Fancher (deceased), Ben Fancher (Kelley), Jennifer Martin, Jessica Kight (Ty), Joshua Fancher (Allison), Emily Fancher, AnnMarie Fancher, Andrew Fancher, Tim Fancher, Ruth Fancher and Alison Brewer (Norm). good-grandchildren: Ty Kight, Caleb Kight, Taylor Kight, Harrison Brewer, Barrett Brewer, Aiden Kight, Collin Kight, Madeline Fancher, Patrick Fancher and Faye Frances Fancher. Paul leaves at the rear of a brother Don Fancher (Sandie) and many cherished cousins, nieces and nephews.

A personal inurnment support will be held on June 19, 2021 at Chamblee To start with United Methodist Church. A tribute to Paul may be viewed at Paul would have been appreciative for donations to go to the Boy Scout Troop 268 at Chamblee First United Methodist Church, 4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30341.

Lashell Coykendall

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